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Barbara Shelley stakes her place in British Horror History

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks back on the impressive career of Hammer leading lady, Barbara Shelley… NAME: Barbara Shelley (Barbara Kowin)BORN: 13 February 1932 in Marylebone, London Although Barbara Shelley is considered one of the first-ladies of Hammer Films, she would first stake her place in the Brit-horror pantheon for some of the studio’s rivals. However, she […]

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Pass the mayhem! Top 5 ‘cosy’ British horror movies

Guest writer DR JAY DANIEL THOMPSON looks to rural England to discover some quaint British horrors… There’s a classic scene in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) when Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) utters: “Pass the marmalade.” These innocuous three words are uttered at the breakfast table, moments after Frankenstein has despatched his monster to do his […]

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Top 10 British Poltergeist Hauntings

A poltergeist infestation is one of the most disturbing types of haunting one can experience. MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the 10 most notorious British poltergeist cases. 1. Balornock Poltergeist, Glasgow A case dating from 1975 that ran the range of stereotypical poltergeist activity from mysterious knockings, to airborne heavy furniture, and involved the Police, […]

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The Canterville Ghost 1996 REVIEW

The Canterville Ghost 1996 stars Patrick Stewart as the cursed nobleman in this television version of the Oscar Wilde-penned supernatural classic… TITLE: The Canterville GhostYEAR RELEASED: 1996DIRECTED BY: Sydney MacartneyCAST: Patrick Stewart, Neve Campbell, Daniel Betts, Cherie Lunghi, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden, Leslie Phillips REVIEWED BY DAVID SAUNDERSON The Canterville Ghost, a novel written by […]

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39 De Grey Street, Hull’s house of horrors that scares paranormal investigators

RICK HALE looks at the disturbing goings-on at 39 De Grey Street, a haunted hostel in Hull that he describes as having ‘non-stop paranormal action!’ As a paranormal investigator, I’m not particularly fond of a relatively new concept called, “Pay to play paranormal.” It’s the practice where people fork over money to investigate an alleged […]